BIOTIC Species Information for Maerella tenuimana
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Taxonomy
Scientific nameMaerella tenuimana Common nameAn amphipod
MCS CodeS520 Recent Synonyms

PhylumCrustacea Subphylum
Superclass ClassEumalacostraca
SubclassPeracarida OrderAmphipoda
SuborderGammaridea FamilyMelitidae
GenusMaerella Speciestenuimana
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997,
General Biology
Growth formVermiform segmented
Feeding method
Mobility/MovementCrawler
Burrower
Environmental position
Typical food typesInsufficient information HabitFree living
Bioturbator FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeVery small(<1cm)
Height0 Growth RateNot researched
Adult dispersal potentialNot researched DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Tebble, 1976,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound in the Wash, on the coasts of Portsmouth, Lyme Bay, western Wales and northern Ireland.
Global distributionFound in north-west Europe from the Netherlands to Ireland and off south-east Australia.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate. Depth range
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferences Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Tebble, 1976,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeInsufficient information
Gonochoristic
Developmental mechanismBrooding
Reproductive SeasonInsufficient information Reproductive LocationInsufficient information
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life spanInsufficient information Age at reproductive maturity
Generation timeNot researched Fecundity
Egg/propagule size Fertilization typeInternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodNot relevant
Duration of larval stage   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References
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